Prescription Drug Savings Available Through AAA

Orlando, Fla., July 27, 2005

Non-Medicare program is not just for seniors or AAA members.

While Medicare is in the process of sending its users information on how to apply for help with drug costs this summer, AAA already has a simple solution that many may already be carrying in their wallet: the AAA Prescription Savings program. 

With this program AAA members and their family members living in the same household can receive an average savings of 20 percent on prescription drugs at more than 54,000 pharmacy locations nationwide. It is free with a AAA membership, and the benefit extends to family members even if they are not AAA members, including children. The program can even be used to purchase pet medications at a discount.

“AAA Prescription Savings is most beneficial for the uninsured or under-insured,” said Tom Wilt, managing director, AAA Partnership Programs, “but it can also be helpful if a drug is not covered by a person’s insurance or if the insurance co-pay is higher than the cost of the drug.”

Unlike the new Medicare plan, AAA Prescription Savings has no restrictions on income, age, or the type of medication that can be purchased, and there is no deductible. Although savings are averaging more than 20 percent, greater discounts are available on generic and mail order prescriptions. Participating pharmacies include drug stores such as CVS and Rite Aid, and also discount and grocery stores such as Target and Publix.

“Even if you already have a discount prescription plan, insurance or Medicare,” said Wilt, “there is no additional cost for AAA Prescription Savings and you may be able to save more than what other programs are offering. You owe it to yourself to compare.”

For more information on AAA Prescription Savings or to enroll in the program, simply contact your local AAA office, call 866-AAA-SAVE (866-222-7283) or visit www.aaa.com/prescriptions.

AAA Prescription Savings is not an insurance plan. Savings are only available at participating pharmacies. Savings may vary by drug. The program administrator may obtain manufacturer rebates and other fees based on your prescription drug purchases. These rebates may be retained by the program administrator or shared with you and/or your pharmacy. As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 48 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

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